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Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna is an Independent columnist and a British politician who has been the MP for Streatham since 2010. He was the Labour shadow business secretary from 2011 to 2015. He co-founded the People’s Vote campaign in April 2018. In February 2019, Umunna left Labour to sit as an independent MP along with defectors from both Labour and the Conservatives. He joined the Liberal Democrats in June 2019 and now serves as its Shadow Foreign Secretary and lead on International Trade and International Development.

The dark threats from No 10 show a brazen taste for persecution

This has a strong whiff of the 1930s about it – it is a right wing, nationalist government’s attempt to suppress dissent

Five reasons Johnson’s so-called Brexit deal must be booted out

There are many problems with the prime minister’s blueprint, which is even worse than his predecessor’s, but it is worth focusing on the most crucial areas

London’s young people know how to stop the knife crime epidemic

I have over 25 schools in my constituency and make a point of visiting one of them almost every week. During a particularly moving visit to one of our primary schools last month, a group of around fifteen seven to 11 year-olds told me how knife violence affects them

Boris in No 10 would tell the world that Britain tolerates hatred

I’ve been told the frontrunner’s offensive comments are in the past, that Britain has moved on. But his words do matter. In this climate, fighting for the respect of all ethnicities is more important than ever